When an architect is asked to do a ‘sun-room’…

Architects are well know for pushing the boundaries and the photos below show how we interpreted the frequently asked for (in Ireland) – the ‘sun-room’ The client was looking for a lobby space to enter before the main house where Read More …

Big change in Practice (for time being)…

Our mission statement hasn’t been updated since 2011 and we have been rethinking our work methods recently… We’ve come to the decision (for the time being & to be reevaluated after whatever comes with Brexit!) that Mark Stephens Architects will Read More …

We’re hiring again… #jobfairy

Due to rapid expansion, we’re looking for a candidate to join our ever expanding team at our office in Swinford, County Mayo Ideal candidates should be: • Part I/II RIBA/RIAI Year out (ideally Part II where we will provide mentoring Read More …

Website updated with new @RIAIonline marks #Registered

We’ve just updated the homepage and all our letterheads with the new RIAI Registered ‘Mark’ We’ve also receive our new RIAI stamp for legal documents for 2019 where we can help with the following (these are where the stamp is Read More …

Incredible drone photos of one of our new #Mayo #Passivhaus Construction by @LLStructuresLtd

With thanks to Ollie at Long Life Structures (http://www.llstructures.ie); the timber frame company that’s construction one of new houses in County Mayo and permission from our great clients (Michelle & Dave); below are a few photos showing the current construction. Read More …

Mark Stephens Architects included in best practice for Roscommon Rural House Guidelines

County Roscommon have just released their own Rural House Guidelines and we are proud to say that one of our projects has been included within it. You can see our example showing ‘Best Practice’ when extending properties and using flat Read More …

Double pitch extension to cottage with rain-chain completed in Co. Mayo

Below are a few photos in a slideshow from a recently completed extension to a relatively new cottage in County Mayo: Thanks to: Contractor: P Fallon & Sons Ltd Kitchen & Fitted Furniture: Conroy Kitchens Structural Engineering: Paul Cuddy Photography: Read More …

Excellent piece on @TG4TV of Mayo Architect Pat McCabe’s house #Mayo

Yesterdays episode of Tithe Cois Farraige with Síle Nic Chonaonaigh on TG4 had an excellent piece showing Mayo architect Pat McCabe’s coastal home in County Mayo. You can catch it via the TG4 player HERE or by clicking on the Read More …

Long over due job at office done : #Signage @bridgesigns

A special thinks to the following for the new signage outside our office that was finally put up at the weekend: • Brian at Bridge Signs • Howard Healey Contractor and his team of lads who got it up and Read More …

What would you build for love?

We’re working on a very interesting renovation/restoration/reconstruction project at the moment – the Chalet at Ard na Gaoithe Forest near to Ashford Castle in County Mayo. Below is what it was looking like before we started: It was in a Read More …